Monday, August 1, 2011

We're engaged






Yes, it's true! My sweety pie and I are engaged. We are so very happy!!!

You can see in the picture the gorgeous 0.4 carrat diamond ring he gave me yesterday in front of our parents to ask me to marry him.

 It was a lovely sunny day.
 And our parents made some moving toasts to wish us a happy and successful marriage.

I want to thank them, my sister, my fiancé's brother, grandparents and friends to keep secret this surprise until the last moment.

Thank you so very much.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Decoupage Serving Trays


I made this decoupage serving tray myself. I'm very proud of it :)


The pansies tray is a gift for my mom.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Santiago de Chile - One of the 41 Places to go in 2011

According to The New York Times, Chile is one of the 41 places to go in 2011. I don't know if it is named in first place because of a particular reason or just at random.

Anyways, this is a great place to take a great vacation :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ted William, the Internet media phenomenon

Like millions of people around the world, I've been touched by the story of Ted Williams. Yesterday this 53 years old man with a magnificent radio voice was living in the streets. But thanks to a video by The Columbus Dispatch (watch it here) posted on 3rd January 2011, he is got the chance to be the official voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

You can find some interviews and his appereance on the news in the following links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYsEnISr7KU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzhTB0VwV-s

His mother was absolutely shocked by his sudden rise to fame. Read the full story in here. Please notice the before and after of a good haircut. He wanted to go to New York to see his mother but he couldn't because of the lack of a proper ID (details in here).

I feel so moved by his humbleness and I'm so very happy for him :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Chile Earthquake Relief How to help Chilean people

Photo taken by: Pablo Trincado (Pablo/T at flickr.com)

An 8.8 earthquake devastated Chile on Saturday, 27th February, 2010. It's Tuesday and Chilean people is still out of food, diapers, blankets, etc. They are cold, hungry and desperate.

Those people worked they whole life to get what they lost in this earthquake and the subsequent tsunami.

You can help them online (no need to get out of your warm and comfortable home).

To text your support:


1. Text the word “CHILE” to 25383 to donate $10 on behalf of the Habitat for Humanity
2. Text the word “CHILE” to 20222 to donate $10 on behalf of World Vision
3. Text the word “CHILE” to 52000 to donate $10 on behalf of the Salvation Army
4. Text the word “SAVE” to 20222 to donate $10 on behalf of Save the Children Federation, Inc
5. Text the word “CHILE” to 85944 to donate $10 On behalf of International Medical Corp.

Donations online:

American Red Cross http://www.redcross.org/    Donate
Americares http://www.americares.org/   Donate
World Vision International http://www.wvi.org/
Google Crisis Response http://www.google.com/relief/chileearthquake/
Doctor Without Borders http://doctorswithoutborders.org/   Donate
Direct Relief International http://www.directrelief.org/   Donate
Oxfam America http://www.oxfamamerica.org/   Donate
Operation USA  http://www.opusa.org/   Donate

You can make a change in people's lives. Do it now! Chilean children will be more than thankful!












Monday, March 1, 2010

Yahoo helps Chile

Chilean people is eager to go on with their lives, and fight for their future, but they need immediate help now.

Yahoo published a list of links to organizations that are helping Chile: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/work-connect/earthquake-chile-assist.html

Visit that site soon to help. Chilean people will be thankful.

Help Chile through Planet Green from Discovery

Some regions of Chile are on their knees, they need milk, dry clothes, food, medicines and fuel to warm (that zone is very cold, specially at night).

Some people have not eaten since Friday night!!!

You can find a way to help in here: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/work-connect/earthquake-chile-assist.html

Just a text message

To help Chile, just send a text message. More info at: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2010/0301/Chile-earthquake-relief-Want-to-help-Just-send-a-text

Google helps Chile

You can help Chile through Google: http://www.google.com/relief/chileearthquake/

Help now!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Horrible Earthquake in Chile

It's been the strongest and longest earthquake I've been in my entire life (and I've been in four major ones).

How you can help: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/27/chile-earthquake-relief-h_n_479426.html

American Red Cross -- The Red Cross has made an initial pledge of $50,000 from their International Response Fund, which you can contribute to to further assist.

Save The Children -- Save The Children is sending an emergency assessment team to Chile, and they are asking for contributions to their Children's Emergency Fund to aid these efforts.

AmeriCares -- Vice President of Emergency Response, Christoph Gorder, says AmeriCares is sending medical supplies and humanitarian aid to Chile. Make a direct contribution to AmeriCares' Chilean earthquake fund.

World Vision -- World Vision is sending emergency relief supplies and staff to Chile to help injured survivors. Donate to World Vision's Disaster Response Fund to directly contribute to aid heading to Chile.

International Medical Corps -- IMC has a presence in dozens of countries around the globe, providing immediate medical care to those affected by natural disasters. Contribute to their emergency response fund. Further updates on IMC's potential presence in Chile coming soon.

Operation USA -- Operation USA is sending emergency relief to Chile following the earthquake. Text REBUILD to 50555 to donate $10 to Operation USA's Chile disaster relief efforts or donate online at opusa.org.

Oxfam -- Though Oxfam recently ended their ongoing work in Chile, the organization is sending water engineers and logisticians to assess the situation and determine what sort of ongoing aid is needed. Donate to Oxfam here.

ShelterBox -- International disaster relief agency ShelterBox has mobilized a team to bring aid to Concepcion, Chile's second largest city, that likely witnessed the worst shaking. Donate to ShelterBox.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Guatemala 2010

I'm back from Honduras and Guatemala vacation!!!

 

At the Chichicastenango market :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR - FELICE ANNO NUOVO - BONNE ANNÉE!!!


I spent New Year's eve with my sweetie pie's family (grandparents, parents, uncle and brother). We had a great time.

I wish you all a wonderful 2010!!!

...Ten For 10....



I got this from my friend A Mom With A View, I love it... grab his button, copy/paste the questions and let your truth be told..!! Have fun..!!




1. What is your favorite word?
I've got a bunch, but I think "TOLERANCE" is the chosen one.

2. What is your least favorite word?
ILLNESS


3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Love and hate.

4. What turns you off?
Ignorance and stupidity.

5. What is your favorite curse word?
Crap!

6. What sound or noise do you love?
The whistling of the wind through tree leaves.

7. What sound or noise do you hate?
Argument screams.

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Languages teacher.

9. What profession would you not like to do?
TV star.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"Hey, you are sleeping. Awake now!!!"

Wednesday, December 30, 2009



I believe I'm supposed to make a list of my Top 10 favourite things, and pass it to 10 Great Bloggers, so here it is! (not in any specific order)



10 Favourite Things:
 

1) Mathematics and Physics




2) Reading and Languages

 


3) My cat


 


4) Rock and Heavy Metal




5) My sweetie pie



 6) To Travel (airports, baggage, tours, etc.)




7) Dessert





8) Writing

Nothing left - Escrito 66

There was never love
nor lust anymore
neither friendship even

There is nothing left
But a casual chat conversation
I warned you could upset your wife
And a lost phone call in my cell
that I will never return... ever



9) Science Documentaries





10) Singing


 

Top 10 Favourite Blogs in English:






















And remember this is just for fun!

This blog is one of Kimberly's 10 top favourites!!!

Yes, it is true! http://ablogbykittyvalerie.blogspot.com (ABOUT LIFE ITSELF) is mentioned at 365 days of sun as one of 10 top favourites of Kimberly.

Thanks for mentioning this simple spot on the web, Kimberly.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Do you know where you are?

Do you realize which is your position in the known Universe? If not, the following video will be more than helpful. Enjoy!



High Quality at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U

Monday, December 21, 2009

Pool Season



Here in Chile is currently very hot, c.a. 88° F. And Summer is beginning today!

It was kind of hot yesterday also, and I had the first refreshing swim of the season at my sister's pool, which was entirely available just for me. It was delicious!

I love pools painted in aquamarine. Water looks so clear. Actually I love that color in jewelry, clothes, furniture, and almost everything.

There I was. Floating in the middle of the quietness of a Sunday afternoon. Just looking at a georgeous perfectly unclouded sky, and deeply engrossed in my ruminations.

Suddenly, the past attacked me, and I remembered all of the Summers that I used to go to "Baños El Corazón" pool. A very big pool at a thermal baths venue in Chile. I spent entire afternoons in the water, just fooling around with my cousins.

I remind that going to the pool was always an occasion to celebrate, and we felt it was a time for party. What a nostalgia!

Have a great week :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Save Santa The Trip



'cause he's making his list
and checkin' it twice
save him tha trip
join me and have fun!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lovely Vintage Xmas Music





As you may have noticed from my last posts, I hate buying presents and watching people go nuts in this season. But it is always comforting to listen to oldies. They remind me movies like IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE where Jimmy Stewart stole my heart, and a young Bing Crosby in WHITE CHRISTMAS. Adorable!

While people fight for gift paper at the stores, I strongly recommend smiling and listening to lovely vintage Xmas music at HOLIDAY CLASSICS

That is my favourite December radio station, so I wanted to share it with you. Don't stress and enjoy!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Crapstmas



Well, I don't particularly like this season of the year. Since everybody is stressed and running to buy presents, you can feel the tension in the air. Besides, my grandmother died on 24th December 2003.

I think the best way to face all the compromises and office festivities is ignoring them and acting as natural as always. Don't rush, don't panic, don't do much, just apply the minimum effort rule and everything is going to be smoother.

I hate the "duty" of being perfect in this season. Lovely decorations, perfect dinner, exact present for each one are way too out of the reach of a normal human being. I think the best way to go is to relax and enjoy!

Have a nice crapstmas :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

More Photos



Yes, here I post some more photos of me preparing myself for, and impersonating Ursula, the witch from The Little Mermaid in October.

You can see the tentacles of my skirt in the first pic bottom right.

Since I love make up, wigs and disguising I just had a great time.

Have a nice Tuesday :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Blog Background

Since last background didn't work all of the time, I changed it. I think it's refreshing and cheery. Do you like it?

Have a great day :-)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday at last!!!


I'm so glad it's Friday at last!!!

Happy weekend to everyone :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Master or Slave?



You are the master of what you don't say, and the slave of what you say.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ursula, the witch



Yeah, that's me in disguise once again. I impersonated Ursula, the witch from the movie The Little Mermaid. I had a great time.

Happy November to everyone!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Birthday, my sweetie's dad!!!




Today, my sweetie's dad was born. It's his birthday!

Generally, I havent had close relationships with any of my former boyfriend dads, but mostly with their moms. But this time it is different: I really appreciate this gentleman.

Since he studied in Paris, France, we started conversations related to French culture since almost the minute we meet, and we talk a lot (I studied French language because of my work). And although my boyfriend says his dad is not a great talker -specially concerning his work- we usually have never ending conversations about the factory he runs.

I admire this man because his modesty and simple way of life. Even being a man with a great position, he is not a sophisticated person, and never looks anyone over his shoulder (as we say in Chile). He knows his job and he performes it correctly.

I've heard he is a great boss. He sacrifices his vacation for his workers to have theirs. He is fair and  worries about his workers wellness.

I wish him a so very happy birthday from the deepest bottom of my heart!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009